Woman paid big money for magazines and says she never received themPosted: Updated:
A Valley woman thought she was helping out a good cause. Instead she says she feels she got taken for $100.
Konnie McCulough says her kids have a passion for anything with two wheels and a motor.
"My kids love dirt biking anything to do with it they're into."
So when a young man they've never seen before walked up to Konnie's door selling magazines the family took interest because one of the magazines offered was about dirt biking.
"I look back on it and he was just a very good salesman and we fell for it."
Fell for it because Konnie wound up not only buying a dirt biking magazine but also a cooking magazine and the price, she says, wasn't cheap.
"He gets our order, he's writing it out and we're talking and before you know it he tells me my total is $103."
Konnie reluctantly paid the $103 subscription fee but that was back in January, and she says she still hasn't received one magazine for all that money.
"I can't reach them on email, they have no phone number or my mail. It's a P.O. Box. I get no response."
Accoring to the Better Business Bureau, door-to-door magazine sales is a common complaint they get, and the scenario is almost always the same. Felecia Thompson is a BBB spokesperson.
"The kid shows up at the door and the teen or young person is at the door and they're saying if you buy this magazine you can help out my cause."
The BBB says Konnie and all consumers should never feel pressured into buying magazines from young people walking door to door. "Really use your best judgment in these situations."
Konnie says she wishes she used better judgment; it would have saved her $103.
"You think you're doing a good thing and you really do and I am finding out more and more in society that you can't trust people. That's how I feel, you can't trust people.